Success Stories



“The James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club taught me the logic behind ‘the impossible’ is only a psychological barrier, easily broken through determination. I am a product of how being nurtured and mentored by the Jordan Club makes a significant impact in a child’s life."

—Aeriel Burtley, James R. Jordan Club


“Before I came to the Club, I was self-conscious about my appearance. I wasn’t comfortable with who I was. But being at the Club taught me that my differences weren’t all that different, that they made me unique. The Club showed me how to be me."

—Marcos Matias, Logan Square Club



“My Club offers many wonderful activities that I do not have at my school. Some of my most life-changing experiences have happened at my Club. This has molded me into the responsible, young adult that I am today. My Club gives me hope that there is such a thing as a brighter tomorrow for teenagers who got lost on their road to greatness.”

—Eve Houser, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club


“From the moment I walked into my Club, I was hooked. I could see that everyone was naturally friendly and that the Club staff genuinely cared about the kids. My Club has made me a more motivated person. For the first time, I’m excited about my future and the possibilities in it.”

—Christian Ortega, True Value Club